The Faroe Islands Podcast (podcasts)
Faroe Islands news, culture, politics, and music.
EP 211: Johan Í Kollafirði and Famara

This week, we search for an abandoned city called Famara and talk to the man who started living there. We'll hear about his utopian vision for Famara, and the Faroese government's attempts to remove him from the land. 

Direct download: Podcast_211.mp3
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This week, we learn about a major tunnel project in the Faroes that will connect Streymoy with two other islands.

Then our good friend Heri Simonsen talks to an Englishman who is running a university in China and looking for a few good Faroese students.

And finally, we take a windy walk to a place where people went to a lot of trouble to attend church.

Direct download: Podcast_203.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:52am EDT

In honor of Halloween, we offer this spooky edition of the podcast. We travel into a tunnel north of Klaksvik and hear some unexpected sounds. Don't listen if you're alone, in the dark, or scare easily.

Direct download: Podcast_70.mp3
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This week, part two of our conversation with American poet Mark Wunderlich. Wunderlich recently returned from the Faroe Islands, where he did a poetry reading at a Torshavn club. On the second half of our interview, we talk about Wunderlich's experiences in the Faroese countryside, and about his lasting memories of the islands.

Also, we go to the movies, and issue a bunch of corrections.

Direct download: Podcast_69.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:23am EDT

On this episode, we talk to award-winning American poet Mark Wunderlich about his recent poetry reading in Torshavn, and take a trip to Toftir

Look out for this special tongue twister: "top Twitter trending topic."

Direct download: Podcast_68.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

EP 67: The Shetland Connection

On this week's show, Heri Simonsen talks to the tourism coordinator for Shetland to learn what common ground there is with the Faroe's closest neighbor. Then, we go to a public square, and complain.

Direct download: Podcast_67.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:37am EDT

EP 66: Elin Heinesen, Music

This week, we're all about music. We've got an interview and music with Elin Heinesen. Then we join a sing-along at the after party.

Direct download: Podcast_66.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:31am EDT

EP 65: Suduroy Development

This week, we return to Suduroy for the final in our series on the southern island. This week, we talk about development on Suduroy and the barriers that prevent it. Then we travel as far south as you can go in the Faroes.

Direct download: Podcast_65.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

EP 64: Any Oil Yet?

In this podcast, we talk to an executive from Italian oil company ENI about the progress of oil drilling in Faroese waters. Then, we take a stroll through the Nordic House.

Direct download: Podcast_64.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:32am EDT

EP 63: Arni Zachariassen on Icelandic PM's Visit to the Faroes

This week, we discuss the visit to the Faroes by Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and the controversy that came after a Faroese MP refused to dine with Sigurðardóttir because of her sexual orientation.

The program is a casual, mostly-unedited conversation with Arni Zachariassen, a Faroese theology student living in Aberdeen. He wrote an open letter to the Icelandic PM that has been cited by many news outlets covering the story.

Direct download: Podcast_63.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:46am EDT